Energy and Heating

  1. What's the ideal room temperature in the UK?

    What's the ideal room temperature in the UK?

    A common point of debate in many households up and down the UK is what the temperature should be in the home. Some people like to feel toasty and warm, while others feel stuffy and like throwing open the windows to get some fresh air, even during the coldest months. Throw in the fact that cranking up the heating (or... Read More...
  2. How do heating elements work?

    How do heating elements work?

    The key component in an electric heated towel rail is the heating element. This is the part that ensures your towel rail gets hot enough to warm your towels or provide heat into your room. In this article, we'll take a look at electric heating elements in a bit more detail so you can understand how they work. How heating... Read More...
  3. How efficient are column radiators really?

    How efficient are column radiators really?

    We have long argued that the increased choice of column radiators has been a massive boost to all homeowners who have central heating in their properties. Column rads strike a beautiful balance between the stylishness of a traditional, cast iron radiator and the pure, functional efficiency of a standard convector radiator. In this article, we'll look at the positives of... Read More...
  4. Electric heating vs gas: which is better?

    Electric heating vs gas: which is better?

    One of the of the most common questions about home heating is whether to choose a system powered by gas or electricity. There's no definitive answer as much can depend on your lifestyle and personal circumstances, however in this article we lay out the advantages and disadvantages of gas and electric heating. We hope this information will assist you with... Read More...
  5. How to keep warm when working from home

    How to keep warm when working from home

    More people than ever before are working from home rather than going into an office. Even though many will have been forced into this change by the Covid-19 pandemic, this new of working could continue even after society and the economy has reopened. In this article we look at how you can keep yourself warm while working from home. Staying... Read More...
  6. Why does my radiator smell?

    Why does my radiator smell?

    If you switch on your heating and get a strong smell from one of your radiators, it doesn’t necessarily mean there is an emergency. However, nor does that mean it should be dismissed out of hand. Any kind of burning smell is something that should be investigated further. In this article, we’ll cover the most common types of radiator smell... Read More...
  7. Radiators behind sofas: is it dangerous?

    Radiators behind sofas: is it dangerous?

    It's not dangerous for a radiator to sit on the wall behind a sofa. In fact, it's a very common place for a radiator to live due to restrictions caused by availability of wall and floor space. However, while it may not be dangerous, a radiator behind a couch is not always the most efficient use of your central heating... Read More...
  8. Top tips to keep your home warm in winter

    Top tips to keep your home warm in winter

    Our energy bills can become very expensive in the UK during winter due to the amount of time that we need our central heating on full blast. In order to maximise your energy efficiency and to ensure you're not wasting your money, we've compiled this useful list of 10 tips to help you keep your heating costs down this winter... Read More...
  9. Best ways to heat a conservatory

    Best ways to heat a conservatory

    More and more of us are having conservatories added to our homes as they are a fantastic way of bridging that gap between home and garden. Traditionally, conservatories have been used in summer months. However, with the improvements in home heating efficiency and technology, conservatories are rooms that can now be used all year round. In this article, we'll look... Read More...
  10. The Complete Guide to Cast Iron Radiators

    Welcome to Trade Radiator’s Complete Guide to Cast Iron Radiators. This special article is going to be your one and only resource when looking at anything and everything to do with cast iron radiators. We have developed this guide over some time to create one place where all the questions from you, our customers, are answered when you want to... Read More...

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